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Germany issued this series of Mark-valued Germania stamps in 1900. The stamps depict:

1 Mark — General Post Office, Berlin
2 Mark — “Nord und Süd” painting by Anton von Werner
3 Mark — Unveiling of Kaiser Wilhelm I monument, Berlin
5 Mark — Ceremony commemorating the establishment of the German Empire, White Hall, Berlin

The 1-Mark value can be found in three colors, and the 2-5 Mark issued can be found in different types.

MiNr. 64 Type I has fewer lines in the end of the ornamental blossom at upper left, while Type II has more lines.

MiNr. 64 Type I (left) & Type II (right)

With MiNr. 65 Type I, the breast armor touches the horse, the torso of the Emperor is bent backwards, and the horse reins sag.  With MiNr. 65 Type II, the breast armor sits higher on the Emperor, the back of the Emperor is straighter, and the horse reins are straight.

MiNr. 65 Type I (left) & Type II (right)

With MiNr. 66 Type I, the denomination is thicker, the ear is missing, and the “R” is without serifs.  With Type II, the denomination is thinner, the ear is present, and the “R” has serifs.

MiNr. 66 Type I (left) & Type II (right)

For assistance in identifying Germania issues, see the Germania Identification Aid.

Set Date(s)

1 April / 8 December 1900

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)

Germania

Germany issued this series of Mark-valued Germania stamps in 1900. The stamps depict:

1 Mark — General Post Office, Berlin
2 Mark — “Nord und Süd” painting by Anton von Werner
3 Mark — Unveiling of Kaiser Wilhelm I monument, Berlin
5 Mark — Ceremony commemorating the establishment of the German Empire, White Hall, Berlin

The 1-Mark value can be found in three colors, and the 2-5 Mark issued can be found in different types.

MiNr. 64 Type I has fewer lines in the end of the ornamental blossom at upper left, while Type II has more lines.

MiNr. 64 Type I (left) & Type II (right)

In MiNr. 65 Type I, the breast armor touches the horse, the torso of the Emperor is bent backwards, and the horse reins sag.  In MiNr 65. Type II, the breast armor sits higher on the Emperor, the back of the Emperor is straighter, and the horse reins are straight.

MiNr. 65 Type I (left) & Type II (right)

In MiNr. 66 Type I, the denomination is thicker, the ear is missing, and the “R” is without serifs.  In Type II, the denomination is thinner, the ear is present, and the “R” has serifs.

MiNr. 66 Type I (left) & Type II (right)

For assistance in identifying Germania issues, see the Germania Identification Aid.

Set Date(s)

1 April / 8 December 1900

Watermark(s)

None

Album Page(s)

Certificate(s)